I AM TRANS FEMININE AND I THINK I WANT TO START USING HORMONES! WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE I BEGIN?
This factsheet is for trans women, trans feminine and gender diverse people who may be thinking about using hormones also known as Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT). This factsheet provides a brief overview of the benefits, side effects and risks about starting hormone therapy.
This factsheet should not be used to practice self-medication. We strongly encourage that you speak with a medical professional before you start hormone therapy as each individual is unique and requires a specific medical plan.
This factsheet will help you to understand:
- How hormones work;
- Some of the changes you may expect once on hormone therapy including side effects and risks, and;
- Some frequently asked questions that may help you to make an informed choice about starting hormones.